Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Mourning, Whining, and Rolling

By: Gini Dietrich | August 26, 2011 | 
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What a crazy week! First there is an earthquake on the East Coast (I know it’s not a big deal to you West Coasters, but those buildings can’t withstand that kind of shaking).

Then Steve Jobs resigned (which makes me really sad because I think we’ll soon hear of his death).

What’s going to be the third big piece of news this week? I hope it’s not Hurricane Irene as she moves up the east coast.

So I have a secret. The new Spin Sucks Pro site is being delivered today. It’s just the design and content management system, which means we still have to do our part of uploading content. But I think we’ll be able to release it out of private beta by the third week of September. I hope I didn’t jinx it, but the real thing is right around the corner! I know I speak for my entire team when I say, “I CANNOT WAIT!”

More to come, but that was brewing inside and I just had to tell you. For now, here is this week’s Gin and Topics.

5. Unsavory Culinary Elitism. I have a few friends who like to get my blood boiling (cough, Rusty Speidel, Sean McGinnis, cough). They’ll send me links just to watch my reaction. And, even know they’re pushing my buttons, I ALWAYS react. I’ll never learn. Kind of like the fact that I’ll never learn that saying, “I’m executive platinum and travel through O’Hare at least twice a week” never works with TSA. And this article Rusty sent me got my blood boiling. There is not one culinary experience for every, single person. Plus, I love Paula Deen. Jerks.

4. Brown Links to CrazyKhazei Twitter Account. It’s already begun…and the election is still 14 months away. It’s another Chrysler F bomb story, but in the Massachusetts Senate race. A top aide for Scott Brown apparently is behind the CrazyKhazei account. He was found out because he accidentally tweeted from his personal account. Sound familiar?

3. At Funeral, Dog Mourns. I saw this on Facebook the other night. I was in a hotel room, watching the Ray Kroc story on CNBC, and flipping through my stream. If this doesn’t make your heart hurt, you clearly don’t have one.

2. Peyton Manning As a Kid. In honor of the new NFL season, let’s watch Peyton Manning whine as a three year old. I guess some things never change. DA BEARS!

1. Rick Rolling. This is just freaking cool!

Have a great weekend. And to my East Coast friends…be safe!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks,Β co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She alsoΒ is the lead blogger atΒ Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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SocialMediaDDS
5 years 30 days ago

5.) Anthony Bourdain is a little harsh for my “taste” but, hotwater911 loves him so….

4.) Don’t people ever learn? ever?

3.) I’m starting to think you “include things that will make Claudia cry” in your G&T criteria…

2.) Hah! Peyton is a cry baby…Peyton is a cry baby …na na na na na na…

1.) AWESOME!!!!

Sean McGinnis
5 years 30 days ago

@SocialMediaDDShotwater911 It took 150 Facebook comments to get to that? πŸ˜‰ LOL – You’re not even taking my bait anymore, as evidenced by my attempt this morning. That, or I’m just losing my touch…..

JayDolan
5 years 30 days ago

So, did I just get rickrolled by Gini Dietrich? I guess there are worse things in life. I’ll let you know how the hurricane is.

JayDolan
5 years 30 days ago

So, did I just get rickrolled by Gini Dietrich? I guess there are worse things in life. I’ll let you know how the hurricane is.

faybiz
5 years 30 days ago

Thanks for the aperitif to the week. I loved the dog story as you can imagine. Can’t wait for the hurricane. The wife will be singing during it and told her she MUST cover the Scorpions

SocialMediaDDS
5 years 30 days ago

@Sean McGinnishotwater911@ginidietrich Hahahaha…oh but, it was SOOO much fun…you have to admit that!! iPud and all…

sydcon_mktg
5 years 30 days ago

I saw the video of the soliders funeral and that poor, heartbroken dog! You are right if it doesnt break your heart, you don’t have one!

rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel
5 years 30 days ago

I gotta say, the wimpy, whiny, platitudinous response from Khamei’s chief of staff was far more disappointing to me than the offending tweets. Lighten up, geez!

rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel
5 years 30 days ago

I gotta say, the wimpy, whiny, platitudinous response from Khamei’s chief of staff was far more disappointing to me than the offending tweets. Lighten up, geez!

Craig McBreen
Craig McBreen
5 years 30 days ago
I love reading the Chowhound boards, and the Bourdain vs. Deen circus is lighting the place up. Anthony Bourdain can be a bit too snarky at times, but he is also very honest; about his past, and how he feels about his fellow food celebrities. He certainly doesn’t hold back when displaying his distain for the Food Network in general, but I do think his scorn does go a bit too far at times. I honestly didn’t like his repeated attacks on Emeril. I’m not a huge fan of Mr. Lagasse’s shows and the ‘bam’ thing, but he is a… Read more »
ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@SocialMediaDDS I don’t mind Bourdain, but don’t pick on my Paula Deen!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@JayDolan Cartoons!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@faybiz LOL! She must is right!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@sydcon_mktg I’m pretty sure that’s what Jack Bauer would do if I died. He’s such a momma’s boy.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@rustyspeidel I think it’s pretty funny that Brown’s aide got caught because he posted from his personal account. It’s so easy to do, but jeez, man.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@Craig McBreen I also loved Kitchen Confidential. But what is wrong with our world? It happens in politics, in social media, in cooking…why can’t we all just get along?

Lisa Gerber
5 years 29 days ago
You are right. I CANNOT WAIT EITHER. 1. I will not watch the dog video. I saw the post on FB as well and cried without even clicking play. the. end. It breaks my heart. 2. I love Bourdain but I’ve seen him scarfing back some sinfully heart stopping foods on h? So I agree. live and let live. Like @Craig McBreen , I LOVE his show – has anyone seen the one in Beirut? That and Mad Men are the only two shows I watch. Kitchen Confidential was excellent and it reminds me of a cool little thing; just… Read more »
Lisa Gerber
5 years 29 days ago
You are right. I CANNOT WAIT EITHER. 1. I will not watch the dog video. I saw the post on FB as well and cried without even clicking play. the. end. It breaks my heart. 2. I love Bourdain but I’ve seen him scarfing back some sinfully heart stopping foods on h? So I agree. live and let live. Like @Craig McBreen , I LOVE his show – has anyone seen the one in Beirut? That and Mad Men are the only two shows I watch. Kitchen Confidential was excellent and it reminds me of a cool little thing; just… Read more »
Craig McBreen
Craig McBreen
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich It sells. Hopefully this here blogosphere will remain somewhat civil. Tony should stick to what he does best: Being creative and highlighting food and cultures most of us won’t ever get to experience. Stop picking on easy targets.

And politics, … argg!

Craig McBreen
Craig McBreen
5 years 29 days ago

@Lisa Gerber And Bourdain’s favorite series is The Wire. That and Mad Men are on my top-five list. Yes, the Beirut show was one of his very best. Now Tony, just stop being so mean to nice southern ladies πŸ™‚

You and your husband have good taste πŸ˜‰

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@Lisa Gerber Awwwwww! Dork.

sydcon_mktg
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich Oh yeah, I am sure he would too…my Zamboni too…he has a fit if I go out in front without him!

borderlinephil
borderlinephil
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich Notable. Man behind CrazyKhazei #PR ethics flap is a former @bostonherald bureau chief. Jesus Christmas.

NancyD68
5 years 29 days ago

I watched the dog video. I cried. If you can’t cry, or tear up watching that, you probably are not human. I really liked that piece about Bourdain and Deen. I also love watching Paula. I watched her enough times that my first attempt at fried chicken came out awesome!

Peyton is not as good as his cooler, younger brother Eli – just saying. πŸ™‚

A Rick Roll? Really? You need help. I am really worried about you.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@borderlinephil Isn’t that crazy?!?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@NancyD68 I think you need to be nice to me or I’m taking back your cake.

borderlinephil
borderlinephil
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich +1. It’s said only 7% of us have excep. common sense. The #PR guy behind CrazyKhazei is clearly in the majority.

NancyD68
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich I am always nice to you my dear. You have me confused with that dannybrown fellow. He is not nice to you. I am a sweetheart.

NancyD68
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich I am always nice to you my dear. You have me confused with that dannybrown fellow. He is not nice to you. I am a sweetheart.

TheJackB
5 years 29 days ago

We eat 5.8 earthquakes for breakfast. P.S. The TSA have no sense of humor. When they are frisking you they don’t appreciate you saying things like “it is a little to the right” or “my culture demands that this sort of intimacy end in marriage.”

TheJackB
5 years 29 days ago

We eat 5.8 earthquakes for breakfast. P.S. The TSA have no sense of humor. When they are frisking you they don’t appreciate you saying things like “it is a little to the right” or “my culture demands that this sort of intimacy end in marriage.”

DebraCaplick
DebraCaplick
5 years 29 days ago

Thanks for the smile to end the week!

CristerDelaCruz
CristerDelaCruz
5 years 29 days ago

#3 is my ABSOLUTE favorite! I don’t even have a dog (ok… kind of, Floyd πŸ™‚ and that got me all choked up and teary. LOVE!!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@TheJackB Yeah…they have zero sense of humor.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@TheJackB Yeah…they have zero sense of humor.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@TheJackB Yeah…they have zero sense of humor.

Marijean
5 years 29 days ago

Wow. You should not let that Rusty guy fire you up like that. πŸ™‚

Marijean
5 years 29 days ago

Wow. You should not let that Rusty guy fire you up like that. πŸ™‚

Marijean
5 years 29 days ago

Wow. You should not let that Rusty guy fire you up like that. πŸ™‚

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@DebraCaplick I thought my Manning comment was hilarious yet no one has said anything.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@DebraCaplick I thought my Manning comment was hilarious yet no one has said anything.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@DebraCaplick I thought my Manning comment was hilarious yet no one has said anything.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@CristerDelaCruz See. That’s why you have a heart.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@Marijean Right? He knows which buttons to push and the government telling us what we can and cannot eat is one of them.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 29 days ago

@Marijean Right? He knows which buttons to push and the government telling us what we can and cannot eat is one of them.

KenMueller
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich cake?

KenMueller
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich cake?

SocialMediaDDS
5 years 29 days ago

@Lisa Gerber@Craig McBreen awwwwww…I love that…

Marijean
5 years 29 days ago

@ginidietrich While I agree with the writer that Paula Deen’s attempt to position herself as ‘one of the little people’ is weak, her response is great. We’re should not be concerned with those of precious palate; the problem with our collective diet is in the lack of inexpensive and easily available to the poor and middle class. Paula (and others) are focused on that audience, not the Anthony Bourdain followers; two vastly different populations. Plus? Butter is delicious.

NancyD68
5 years 29 days ago

@KenMueller@ginidietrich go see the Follow Friday post for cake. I can’t believe you are so late to the party

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